Monday, October 12, 2009

Create New Thanksgiving Traditions in the North Georgia Mountains

Have your Thanksgiving holidays always been pretty normal? Want a new tradition for this Thanksgiving? Well, we have the place and the space you’ve been looking for!

Head to the North Georgia Mountains for a serene, scenic, and special Thanksgiving holiday. The Villas at the Coosawattee River Resort offers cabins and villas tucked away in the mountains in all of the most scenic locations of the resort. The accommodations have full kitchens, perfect for any kind of Thanksgiving feast you desire, and the area offers many eateries, activities, and must see locations. Think of how wonderful seeing everyone relaxed in the comfort of a mountain retreat, soaking in the beauty of nature will be this holiday season.

Take a long weekend in the mountains and bond with those surrounding you in a new way. Fill the days with strolls in the woods, a little fishing, some drives around the resort, and soaking in nature at its finest. Use some time to explore the resort’s Recreation Center filled with multiple activities such as indoor swimming, tennis, putt putt golf, arcade games, and more. Take a day to cut your own Christmas tree at one of the many Christmas tree farms in the North Georgia Mountains, such as Lowery’s Tree Farm, Whisenant Mountain Farm, and Jones Tree Farm. The event offers a delightful experience for one and all, and starts the holiday season off with a time to remember!

Another change in tradition is going beyond the bird. Spending Thanksgiving away from home doesn’t mean that you are obligated to eat at a hotel buffet. Use the accommodation’s full kitchen to take a break from traditional menus and spice up Thanksgiving with pot roast, Cornish hen or ham instead of turkey. Just like with the traditional Thanksgiving turkey these meats make great sandwiches for left-overs. And instead of traditional Thanksgiving dressing, serve up some wild, long, grain brown rice with light gravy. Rice goes well with the pot roast, Cornish hen or ham too.

Maybe forgoing all the fuss of cooking is more appealing for you this Thanksgiving. Well, several options are available. Have gourmet dining in your resort lodging by contacting Cabin Cuisine. Let Cabin Cuisine prepare an exquisite meal—which allows everyone to be free of cooking and cleaning and to enjoy the memorable time in the mountains. Another option is to pick-up your feast from one of the many restaurants in the Ellijay and East Ellijay areas, such as Charlie’s Italian Restaurant, Davis House Restaurant, Cantaberry Restaurant, Il Forno, or Corner Stone CafĂ©. Give the place a call well ahead of time to establish operating hours and menu items. And last, bring your feast with you and store in your accommodations refrigerator until the big day. What a treat just to reheat!

Whatever your choice for the Thanksgiving feast, one thing is for sure—a holiday in the mountains can’t be beat. The air smells fresher, the sky looks bluer, the trees are more beautiful, and the birds sing a little sweeter. The Villas at Coosawattee River Resort is the premier destination for resort lodging in the Blue Ridge Mountains, featuring cabins, villas, and jacuzzi villas. Find this Thanksgiving hideaway in Ellijay, Georgia just over 75 miles north of Atlanta. Make sure to think ahead as Thanksgiving is the busiest travel weekend of the year. The sooner you book your accommodations the better.

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